IDIOM Prototype Wins Social Media Category of the Austrian National Award for Multimedia and e-Business
September 29th, 2008 by scharl
One of the IDIOM prototypes, the US Election 2008 Web Monitor, has won the category ‘Online Communities, Web 2.0 and Social Networks’ at the Austrian National Award for Multimedia and e-Business. The system includes a social application called ‘Sentiment Quiz’, built on top of the Facebook platform, which follows the tradition of “Games with a Purpose” by inviting Facebook users and their network of online friends to evaluate whether sentences from an archive of election-related documents express positive or negative sentiment.
After tracking candidate performance during the primaries and continuously refining the analyses, the IDIOM team (see photo below, which was taken during the award ceremony) has recently re-launched the Web site at www.ecoresearch.net/election2008. The Web site now focuses on the presidential candidates and their running mates, supplements the analytical tools with semantic and geospatial interfaces, and includes two social media applications built upon the Facebook platform.